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Everett police question suspect in fatal shooting

May. 25, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Everett police say they’re questioning a suspect after a man was shot and killed Sunday night. KIRO-TV reports police found the victim in the 6500 block of Beverly Lane at 10:40 p.m. They say the man in his late 20s died at the scene. Another man in his mid-30s was taken into...

War memorial in Pittsburgh vandalized on Memorial Day eve

May. 25, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities in western Pennsylvania are investigating vandalism of a Pittsburgh war memorial on the eve of Memorial Day. The statue of a World War I doughboy in the city's Lawrenceville neighborhood was splashed with red paint during the night and also appeared to have been sprayed with a...

An Idaho Appeals court rules judge abused court’s discretion

May. 25, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

POST FALLS, Idaho (AP) — A 25-year-old Post Falls man who was sentenced to prison three years ago for having sex with a 14-year-old girl got a reprieve this week as a state appellate court ruled the sentencing decision may have been too hasty. The Coeur d'Alene Press reports the Idaho Court of Appeals...

Man wounded in shooting by 2 Kansas City, Kansas officers

May. 25, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A man was hospitalized after being shot by two Kansas City, Kansas, police officers early Monday, police said. The officers suffered minor injuries, police spokeswoman Nancy Chartrand said. The officers were patrolling near an apartment complex when a combative, armed man...

Chief: Officers shoot, injure man who pointed rifle at them

May. 25, 2020 2:16 PM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police officers shot and injured a man who pointed a rifle at them after attempting to carjack a woman who was waiting for a fast food restaurant in Daytona Beach to open on Monday morning, authorities said. The woman was waiting outside a Popeyes restaurant around 8 a.m. when...

Police investigate fatal shooting of man at Cheyenne motel

May. 25, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Police have identified a person of interest in connection with the death of a man who was shot at a Cheyenne motel, police said Sunday. Thirty-six-year-old Aaron Briggs of Cheyenne was found wounded on Friday night about a block from the Lariat Motel, police said. He was taken to...

Lawsuit: Kansas mayor deleted posts panning virus response

May. 25, 2020 1:44 PM EDT

SCOTT CITY, Kan. (AP) — A resident of a western Kansas town is claiming in a lawsuit that the mayor violated residents' free-speech rights by deleting criticism on social media of how the town was responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Tracy Chambless says in the lawsuit that Scott City and its mayor,...

Tennessee man charged after house fire death

May. 25, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been charged with starting a house fire that led to a person's death, officials said Monday. The Memphis Fire Department said 56-year-old Jerry Sanders was charged with aggravated arson after the blaze Sunday night on Gerard Street. The victim's name was not...

Man arrested after crash kills 19-year-old and 16-year-old

May. 25, 2020 1:12 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Junction City man is behind bars this weekend after police say he caused a fatal car accident while intoxicated, killing two teenagers on Highway 228. KVAL-TV reports the accident happened just east of Brownsville on Saturday morning. Oregon State Police say that 21-year-old Austyn...

Pastor sentenced for stealing Oso slide donations

May. 25, 2020 1:02 PM EDT

OAK HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — Bodies were still buried beneath the mud of the Oso hillside in May 2014 when pastor Gary Ray funneled $30,000 in cash — donations meant for grieving families of the 43 killed — into a church bank account where only he had access. “People were still searching...